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Apple upgrades its mPOS

Apple is to equip US store staff with a new version of its EasyPay mPOS solution that replaces the existing iPod devices with an iPhone 5S, encased in a Verifone shell, that offers support for both EMV “chip and pin” cards and contactless payments, Forbes reports... More









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Isis releases Utah mobile payments usage stats

Isis's Jim Stapleton

Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform’s chief sales officer. “Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental ‘Oh!’ right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode,” he explained. More



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Isis to go live in September?

Isis

US NFC venture Isis is on course to go live in September, narrowly managing to meet its planned launch date of “this summer”, according to Bloomberg, which says that Verifone CEO Doug Bergeron revealed the timing in an interview... More



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Tonga gets commercial NFC payments service

Tonga's Nuku Island - Pic: Stefan Heinrich (Msdstefan at de.wikipedia.com)

The tiny pacific island nation has become one of the first countries in the world to get a commercial NFC service with the launch of ‘Beep and Go’, a service introduced by local carrier Digicel that works in conjunction with NFC phones and stickers as well as the carrier’s existing Mobile Money remittance service and Verifone’s mWallet technology. More



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Germany’s B+S Card Service adopts VeriFone UAP

B+S Card Service

German payments processor B+S Card Service has adopted VeriFone’s PayWare TCS, part of the POS terminal maker’s new Paymedia UAP platform which enables merchant terminals to be remotely updated with the ability to process new types of payments services... More



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NBC offers sales in taxis

US broadcaster NBC has extended an agreement with Verifone which will see the television network’s content and ads appear on the POS company’s payment-enabled out-of-home advertising system. Verifone Media has screens in 12,000 taxis — including 6,800 NFC-enabled cabs in New York — 60,000 gas stations and some 1m retailers... More